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Examples of Scholarly Articles! 

Citation
Georgia State University Library. (2013, December 19). What is an empirical article? [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/wPqcPsOoEek

Example of Scholarly Articles with Empirical Research!

List of Empirical Research search terms 

  • Empirical
  • Experiment 
  • Research
  • Study
  • Survey
  • Interviews 

APA Reference List Tips

  • Bibliography pages should be titled "References." Title should be centered on the first line and not italicized, underlined, or put in quotes.
  • Bibliography should be double spaced.
  • For each entry, all lines after the first are indented 1/2" (called a "Hanging" indent).
  • All author names are inverted with first and middle names abbreviated. Example: in APA style John James Doe is written Doe, J. J.
  • Entries are alphabetized by author last name.
  • For multiple works by the same author, arrange the entries by date, starting with the earliest.
  • Capitalize only the first word of titles (and subtitles) of books, articles, and websites.
  • Capitalize all words in journal titles.
  • Italicize titles of longer works like book and journal titles.
  • Do not italicize, underline, or put in quotes titles of shorter works like articles or book chapters.
  • Page numbers of a book chapter or newspaper article are preceded by "pp." Page numbers of a journal article are not.
  • For web based resources like website, e-books, and articles in databases, include a URL, preceded by the phrase "Retrieved from." If the resource has a digital object identifier (DOI), list that in place of the URL and do not use the phrase "Retrieved from." 
  • Entries end with a period, except for those with a DOI or URL.

 

Example of an APA Reference List!

APA Reference List Guide - Journal Articles

From a database or website, article with a digital object identifyer (DOI)

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author C. C. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), page-page. doi: digital object identifyer goes here

Ludeke, S., Johnson, W., McGue, M., & Iacono, W. G. (2013). Genetic aplification and individualization of the parent-child relationship across adolescence. Psychological Medicine, 43(2), 413-422. doi: 10.1017/S0033291712001201

From a database or website, article with a URL

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author C. C. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), page-page. Retrieved from http://example.com

Zawacki-Richter, O., Baecker, E., & Hanft, A. (2010). Validation of competencies in e-portfolios: A qulalitative analysis. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 12(1), 42-60. Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/893/1671